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1952 to 1959 The compensation from nationalization was partly distributed to shareholders.
1956 Dobson's shares were distributed to Hardwick shareholders
1959 Dobsons acquired Hardwick - presumably became Dobson Hardwick, a private company
and shares in a number of textile and lace companies.